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Gray Shadows And Bright Lights

Sometime during my teens I watched the 1986 movie “Soul Man” starring C. Thomas Howell. He played a spoiled rich fella who, in order to get into Harvard after his wealthy family refused to pay for college, ingested drugs to make his skin darken. He thus looked African American and became eligible for a minority scholarship. One

Country Girl At Heart

I like cities. I like the parts of my identity that they stimulate. They say, “Ooh la la. I am busy. I am important. I am educated.” I love London. It’s rich in history and tradition and pomp and circumstance. I like Miami. It twists and turn with culture and electricity. The food and the

Don’t Lie To Me

You’ve met Pinocchio. He’s the main character from the 1940 Disney animated film. He also has roots in an Italian story from the 1880s. I’ve also been friends with him. His name is Christopher. I’ve known him more than three years. We share an activity together and similar career interests. I discovered the subterfuge too

Too Much Information

I recently prepared an exam for students in my media communications class. It’s a multiple choice test with two essay questions. At some point during the process, I realized four hours had passed and I still had more notes to pore over before I completed the exam. Not only that, I still had proofreading and copy


Power Up For The Paradigm Shift

“Power Up for the Paradigm Shift: Marketing, Brand, and Identity in a Changing Marketplace” has come and gone but the tips, conversations, and panelist jokes won’t be forgotten anytime soon!

The panel (Laura Shaw, Lynden Kidd, Rabbi Samuel Cohon, and Jodi Netzer) are hearing their intros. Those are smiles of amusement and delight I am sure.

The panel (Laura Shaw, Lynden Kidd, Rabbi Samuel Cohon, and Jodi Netzer) are hearing their intros. Those are smiles of amusement and delight I’m sure. Pic: Coriel Gray

The four panelists gathered at Pima Community College’s district office boardroom in Tucson, Arizona to talk with dozens of community members about finding new jobs, creating new businesses, growing businesses, and changing Tucson.

Attendees say what they heard and experienced is thought-provoking and they all got something about marketing, branding, or identity they can apply and develop for their lives. We ended on a high note when we gathered for the finale at the front of the room.

Attendees say what they heard and experienced is thought-provoking and they received marketing, branding, or identity info they can apply and develop for their lives. We ended on a high note when we gathered for the finale at the front of the room. Pic: Coriel Gray

They offered tools to succeed plus tackled the topics of marketing, branding, and identity.The panelists and organizer were:

RABBI SAMUEL COHON

“Too Jewish” radio host and Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-el

LYNDEN KIDD, J.D.

Healthcare recruiting firm CEO and facilitator of PEERS AZ workshops

JODI NETZER

Multi-media communications, performing artist, and success coach

LAURA SHAW

Marketing and communications Sr. VP for TREO

TERRY FILIPOWICZ

Communications specialist and college instructor

Rabbi Samuel Cohon and Pima Community College Vice Chancellor of Public Information and Federal Govt Relations C.J. Karamargin chatting up a storm.

Rabbi Samuel Cohon and Pima Community College Vice Chancellor of Public Information and Federal Govt Relations C.J. Karamargin chatting up a storm. Pic: Coriel Gray.